Battles and warriors by ceramist Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) created a range of ceramic sculptures that represent battles and warriors.

Here is a selection of them made between 1947 and 1949 – after a short period away from this form of art – also thanks to the close collaboration with Tullio Mazzotti, in an Albisola workshop.

Some of Fontana’s ceramic works were displayed at the famous “Twentieth-Century Italian Art” exhibition (held by the MoMA in New York from June 13th to September 28th, 1949) and at the artist’s solo show the next year, held during the 25th edition of Venice’s Biennale.

Lucio Fontana, ceramiche, "Guerriero", 1949

"Warrior", 1949

Lucio Fontana, ceramiche, "Guerriero", 1949

"Warrior", 1949

Lucio Fontana, ceramiche, "Battaglia", 1947

"Battle", 1947

Lucio Fontana, ceramiche, "Battaglia", 1947

"Battle", 1947

Lucio Fontana, ceramiche, "Battaglia", 1949

"Battle", 1949

Lucio Fontana, ceramiche, "Battaglia", 1949

"Battle", 1949

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